A severed bronze arm and ax, dangling from an 18" bronze chain.
This necklace evokes an image of the innocent-until-proven-guilty Lizzie Borden. A sweet Sunday school teacher who.... maybe killed her stepmom and father. Where was the blood? Forty whacks with a wet noodle. That one.
Maybe you get a more Patrick Bateman, American Psycho vibe from this. Perhaps it's the arm of a call girl, maybe a coworker, maybe he'll even try to cook it and eat it a little. Maybe Dexter, maybe the Axeman in American Horror Story, who knows what nutty thing you're thinking of, you weirdo.
There is a cooler story that's the actual source of this though. It comes from Japanese and Russian folklore, but they're basically the same story.
An ancient legend recalls how the female Hannya persecuted all who attempted to pass through the Rashomon gate of Kyoto. A staunch samurai named Watanabe no Tsuna decided to lay in wait for the demon in order to slay it, until he was eventually persuaded by a beautiful young woman to escort her into town. As they travelled, Watanabe happened to glance over his shoulder and saw the young woman transforming into a terrifying demon. As the demon then laid hold of Watanabe, he quickly wielded his sword and cut off the monster's arm. As Hannya fled screaming, Watanabe carefully wrapped the severed arm and later hid it in a secured chest.
Your item won't ship until you pay, but after that it's all super speedy. If you need to cancel but the item is already in the mailbox, you'll need to e-mail me personally and I'll do everything within my power.
I ship via First Class USPS. This keeps your shipping inexpensive. I don't charge a handling fee, or for shipping supplies. You get charged the same amount I do, give or take a few cents.
International shipping First Class takes about a week or two, but sometimes it can take more than a month. It varies a lot, and is unpredictable. If you live outside the US and need your item quicker, send me a message beforehand and we can figure out the best way to get your item delivered on time.
The items in my shop that are fragile (glass) cost a bit more to ship, but only because I use a huge amount of care and packing peanuts. I used to be a cashier at Disneyland, so I know how to wrap a mug or two. I'm an expert, don't worry.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Returns on items are accepted.
Please, keep your original packaging. This will make returns easier.
If your item arrives damaged, just send me a picture of the broken item and another one will be on its way. I'll send over a replacement, and I'll pay for shipping this time.
If your item gets lost in the mail, give it a few days to get back to me. Usually when things get lost on their way to you, they'll go back to the sender. If it doesn't, e-mail me and we can get things straight. I promise you'll end up with the product you paid for.
I love doing custom orders. If I could only do custom orders, I would. My turnaround time for a custom order is usually the same as an item that is in stock. Message me if you'd like to work that out.
I don't sell that Elmyra Duff bow anymore, sorry. It ruled, but it was labor intensive and a low-demand product. I feel you though, I don't even have one because I sold the very last one.
My jewelry is made with a jeweler's alloy, then coated in whatever metal (bronze, rose gold, silver). This turns me green and smells like Claire's, but my best friend wears the same stuff and has no problem. It's kind of a gamble. If you normally turn green, this will probably do it. I advise not getting it wet and not sleeping with it on.
Your item comes from a smoke-free home, but a cat does sit on my computer (right on my keyboard!! why!?) while I'm working.
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